Martha Kelly grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and now makes her home again in Memphis. She had her first museum show at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, from November 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. She was the Varnell Artist-in-residence at Memphis Theological Seminary from 2015 to 2017. Martha’s first illustrated book, the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., was published in April 2018. Martha has been showing in galleries since 1999 and has had shows at galleries Perry Nicole Fine Art (Memphis, TN), Katharine Butler Gallery (Sarasota, FL), Seven Sisters Gallery (Black Mountain, NC), as well as various Memphis venues such as Christian Brothers University, Playhouse on the Square, ANF Architects, Dyersburg State Community College, Theater Memphis, the Grove Grill, and Cecilia Lin Gallery. Martha has also participated in group shows at david lusk gallery (Memphis, TN), NorDys Gallery (Birmingham, AL), and Hansen Gallery (Knoxville, TN). Martha maintains a home gallery of her paintings and prints in Midtown Memphis.
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